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Jumbo Fire Chief Show




Entire series of Jimmy Durante's "The Jumbo Fire Chief Show". This was Texaco's replacement for Ed Wynn's "The Fire Chief". (available separately)


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Reviewer: XMinusOne - - February 22, 2009
Subject: There were 19 episodes...
The series was originally called "Billy Rose's Jumbo", sponsored by Texaco gasoline and braodcast on NBC on Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. It starred Jimmy Durante, Donald Novis, Gloria Grafton, and Arthur Sinclair, and was based on the hit movie of the same name. The first episode, "Trouble with the I.R.S." was broadcast October 29, 1935.

There were originally 19 episodes in the series, 12 of which are reported still in existence.

The series was broadcast as follows:
"TROUBLE WITH THE I.R.S." 1 10-29-35
"ROMANTIC MIX-UP" 2 11-05-35
"JUMBO IS HIDDEN" 3 11-12-35
"THE CIRCUS IS TO BE SOLD" 4 11-19-35
"AN INVESTOR FOR THE CIRCUS" 5 11-26-35
"BRAINY MODERNIZES THE CIRCUS" 6 12-03-35
"AN OLD FASHIONED SHOW" 7 12-10-35
"THE FIRST PAYMENT IS DUE" 8 12-17-35
"FIGHTS WITH BOSCO" 9 12-24-35
"BRAINY WOES A WEALTHY WIDOW" 10 12-31-35
"THE WEALTHY WIDOW VISITS THE CIRCUS 11 01-07-36
"THE BIG FIGHT" (with Eddie Duchin) 12 01-14-36
The remainder of the shows are either untitled or the name of the title's been forgotten.
Title Unknown 13 01-21-36
Title Unknown 14 01-28-36
Title Unknown 15 02-04-36
Title Unknown 16 02-11-36
Title Unknown 17 02-18-36
Title Unknown 18 02-25-36
Title Unknown 19 03-03-36

Reviewer: perlster - - February 19, 2009
Subject: good, but missing something
Fun show, but unfortunately, this is NOT a complete set, as announcer clearly says to tune in next week at end of the "Big Fight" episode.
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